Mobile, Laptop & Other Gadgets

US digital rights group slams tech firms for barring neo-Nazis – Reuters

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A digital rights group based in San Francisco on Thursday criticized several internet companies for removing neo-Nazi groups from servers and services, saying the actions were “dangerous” and threatened free expression online. GoDaddy Inc (GDDY.N), Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O), security firm Cloudflare and other technology companies moved this week to block hate groups after weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists had gathered to protest removal…

Bitcoin bond launch brings digital currency step closer to ‘world of high finance’ – CNBC

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

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ScreenDrive: Volvo’s take on the touchscreen actually makes sense – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cars have become expensive rolling gadgets, full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets? In our new series, ScreenDrive, we’ll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use. If you know anything about Volvo, you know this: it makes safe cars. The company has spent decades working on that goal and making sure you know about…

Bitcoin bond launch brings digital currency step closer to ‘world of high finance’ – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Drone drops drugs, cell phone on prison yard, police arrest 3 – MLive.com

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

A drone dropped drugs and a cell phone onto a prison yard in Ionia early Thursday, Aug. 17, police say.MLive File Photo  IONIA, MI – Police arrested three suspects who allegedly used a drone to drop a cell phone and drugs into a prison. The incident happened around 4 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia. Two corrections officers heard the sound of a…

Essential reading for business leaders: Why digital transformation belongs on your roadmap – TechRepublic

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Image: iStock/ukayacan Digital transformation is a slippery concept, subject to many definitions, interpretations, and types of projects. In the broadest terms, it describes the shift toward using innovative technologies that enable organizations to better engage and serve their customers, automate IT operations, develop new business models, and improve internal processes. But no matter how you define it, digital transformation has become a hot ticket in the enterprise. In a recent…